Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we’re discussing an issue related to civil procedure — the Erie Doctrine. We look at a step-by-step approach for answering questions in this area of the law when they show up on an essay or in a multiple choice question.
In this episode we discuss:
- What is the Erie Doctrine?
- How and when the Erie Doctrine shows up on an exam question
- A two-step analysis for determining whether a law is substantive or procedural
- Reviewing examples of bar exam questions involving the Erie Doctrine
Thanks for listening!